New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra Annual #1’

August 23, 2017 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new Star Wars release today, and for the die hard comic collectors, there’s also a new printing of Darth Vader #2 with a new cover.

Doctor Aphra Annual #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Marc Laming
Cover Artist: David Nakayama
Variant Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Doctor Aphra has a troubled past full of parental drama and war. But what about her Wookiee shadow, Black Krrsantan? Find out just how this Wookiee warrior is as frightening as they say…and then some!

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

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Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #18’

August 23, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #18 stirs some things up as the tables turn on Black Squadron. But will this story become predictable or pull out a surprise? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #34’

August 23, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars #34 promises a Sana Starros and Lando team up, but instead delivers a Sana with Lando as a tag-along story. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

August 23, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from August 23 to 29th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 23

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for Movies at the Meadows at Spruce Meadows.
  • Garrison Titan will be in Redmond, WA for Movies at Marymoor Park for Rogue One from 6:30 to 8:15 PM.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Springfield, IL for the St. Johns Children’s Hospital visit.
  • Outer Rim Garrison will be in Victoria, BC for Esquimalt’s Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Bullen Park from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.
  • Spanish Garrison will be in Bilbao for Aste Nagusia of Bilbao.
  • Timberline Garrison will be at the North Idaho State Fair from August 23 to 27th.

August 24

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Des Peres, MO for the STL Crisis Nursery Charity Event at West County Center from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Reading, PA for the Reading Fightin Phils game at FirstEnergy Stadium from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Garrison Titan will be in Woodinville, WA for Redhook Moonlight Cinema Series from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Rosemont, IL for Wizard World Chicago from August 24 to 27th.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Loma Linda, CA for Luke’s Pride Autumn Community Day.

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Around the Web

August 18, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Fantasy Flight Games will be reprinting the classic West End Games Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook as a 30th anniversary edition set.
  • Blurb is up for the upcoming Phasma novel.
  • StarWars.com has an interview with Dan Wallace covering his book Star Wars: On the Front Lines.

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Podcasts in Review

August 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 86 stars off with the Entertainment Weekly coverage of The Last Jedi as they talk about Chewie and the porgs, the caretakers, the praetorian guards, Canto Bight police, the relationship between Luke and Rey, and the first Jedi temple. Then they dig into their main discussion, Rusty Miller’s Jedi Master Quiz Book. Taking suggestions from listeners, they tackle a bunch of questions from the book to see how well they do.
Porg Count: 14, Runtime: 55 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Brews and Blasters: Episode 130 kicks off with Jaws, the Brews and Blasters following in Brunei, and Chris’ new Star Wars room. Then they get into the EW The Last Jedi Star Wars coverage. They talk porgs, Chewbacca, Boston accents and they try to beat the #PorgCount which leads to a chorus of porgs. Then they get back on topic as they talk about Rey, Luke, the praetorian guards, Snoke, Kylo, Poe, Finn, the new imagery, the Canto Bight police, what will sway Luke to teach Rey, DJ, Poe and Leia’s relationship, and they wrap up with listener emails and an Oppo award.
Porg Count: 84 (2nd Place), Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Children of the Force: Episode 77 starts out with Garindan’s story, then they talk video games, Princeless comic and movie, Rose and Cobalt squadron, images from The Last Jedi, the Canto Bight aliens, and whether Chewie ate a porg. They also talk about the kyber wolf and observations and speculation regarding The Last Jedi. They discuss Kylo’s TIE Silencer, a word from the crawl, the upcoming Luke Skywalker, Leia, Phasma and Canto Bight books, plus they talk Inferno Squad and Star Wars Battlefront II.
Porg Count: 50 (3rd Place), Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Rating: Fun episode
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Comic Review: ‘I Hate Fairyland #15’

August 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Image, Reviews | Leave a comment
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I Hate Fairyland #15 is out today and you can check out our review here.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #11’

August 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #11 begins the slaying as Rur starts his holocaust of vengeance. As bad as the reanimated robot Jedi might be, he’s nothing compared to Vader. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #34’ & ‘Poe Dameron #18’

August 16, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #34

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew
Variant Cover Artists: Daniel Acuna (40th anniversary cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Poe Dameron #18

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover Artist: Tradd Moore (40th anniversary cover)

Jess Pava and Kare Kun are on a mission to expose the First Order to the rest of the galaxy! Meanwhile, Poe Dameron and Snap Wexley are tracking down Oddy Muva – the traitor! Black Squadron divided!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

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Databurst From the 501st

August 16, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from August 16 to 22nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 16

  • Spanish Garrison will be in San Sebastian for Donostia: Alderdi Eder Gardens.

 

August 17

  • Garrison Tyranus will be in McLean, VA for Fun Bot Lab Open House at St. Luke School from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

August 18

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for Star Wars Camp at Airdrie.
  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Shreveport, LA for Geek’d Con from August 18 to 20th.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Jacksonville, NC for Movies in the Park at Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Galt, CA for #TimmyStrong Community Day at Liberty Ranch High School from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Erie, PA for CelebrateErie from August 18 to 20th, and in Dover, DE for the Dover Comic Con kick-off event at the Dover Public Library.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Middle River, MD for the Salvation Army Day Camp Celebration at The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club from noon to 4:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at Kadyn’s Kamp for the East LA Boys and Girls Club, and in Palm Springs, CA for Friday Flicks Rogue One event at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Westfield Shopping Town for Kidsflix at Cinema Bondi Junction.

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